Global Questions

You have learned to raise Basic Content Questions, Interpretative Questions, and Cross-cultural Questions in all four topic areas. Now, we will finally be able to raise the Global Question.

This question identifies the central theme of the text and will establish the focal point of your interpretation.

Raising the Global Question is only possible, after you used the before mentioned questions to perform a close reading of the text.

Formulate the Global Question as follows:

What is the larger [social/historical/political/philosophical/ psychological etc.] problem, to which this text elicits a reaction?